Essential artists to catch at Latitude

Latitude! Latitude! Latitude! Latitude starts tomorrow! I hope you're as excited as we are... Today has been spent raiding Tesco for beer and food and setting up the tent in the garden to see if we can actually do it and let's just say... well, we won't talk about that, eh? With that being said, since we love you all so much we have made a list of bands that you absolutely MUST see at the festival:

Sundara Karma

Sundara Karma have just signed to Chess Club Records, home to the likes of Swim Deep. They're young, energetic and have really lovely hair. They've just released a new track called 'Flame' and you can check that out below.

Rae Morris

Rae Morris doesn't really fit into a certain genre but she's creating quite the hype at the moment. Having recently supported Taylor Swift, Rae Morris is no stranger to huge crowds and it's no doubt that she will pull a big one at Latitude.

Prides

Prides are an energetic three piece from Scotland who are guaranteed to make you have a dance. They headline the Lake Stage this year and will be providing huge anthems like Messiah.

King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard 

The name says it all really. There's seven of them and they make psychedelic garage punk music... I guess.

Gengahr

You already know we love Gengahr. They were featured in our first ever "in conversation..." and we also love their debut album, A Dream Outside. They're guaranteed to bring a great vibe with their ambient indie rock, so don't miss them.

Leon Bridges

Leon Bridges is one of the coolest guys you will see in the industry at the moment. The Texan's sweet soul music will make you fall in love with him instantly.

Toro Y Moi

Keeping on the theme of American music, Toro Y Moi will be bring his funk fuelled electronic indie to the 6 Music stage and will make you tap your toes and nod your head at the least.

Young Fathers

At a Young Fathers set, the microphones come off the stand for a cerebral DIY hybrid of pop, rock and hip-hop, shot through by a ragged primal energy. This will be the Edinburgh trio’s third consecutive year at Henham Park, and with them being tipped as future headliners, be sure to catch one of their two sets on Sunday.

Wolf Alice

Giving us 2015’s greatest debut album, Wolf Alice are hands down one of the most exciting acts at Latitude. When amplified by a blistering live presence, their guitar-driven anthems of youth reach a whole new level (of chaos). Do you really need persuading?

Ezra Furman 

Chicago native Ezra Furman and his band The Boyfriends have been in the UK conquering small venues for several weeks with their fidgety rockabilly spirit. The frontman is charming and engaging, possibly the only person offering candid examinations of American society that’ll make you want to dance. Plus they’ve got a kick-ass saxophonist.

Drenge

Drenge are on early at Latitude but if you're look for a mosh pit over the weekend then this is the place to be. The band have just released their second studio album and have gone from being a two piece to a three piece. They are going to tear the stage apart.

The Thurston Moore Band

Having fronted one of the most influential bands to come out of America, Thurston Moore has continued his musical career after Sonic Youth and has released multiple breath taking albums.

Savages

Savages are a band that carry an incredible stage presence with powerful post-punk songs.

JP Cooper

Despite opening main stage, JP Cooper is well in his comfort zone. JP's beautiful voice with perfect melodies will bring your day to a soothing start.

Warpaint

Warpaint are another band representing the United States and they play the final day on the Main Stage. Warpaint are the perfect band for harmonies and the perfect band to wind down a bit too, but also to keep you excited for the night.